Kathmandu, August 26:

A German citizen of Tibetan origin was found lying dead in a pool of blood in front of his house in Mohan Pokhari in Kathmandu last night.

The death of 60-year-old Tenjing Rongen, who wandered from one part of the globe to the other when he was young, forced family members to suspect that Rongen was beaten to death and gave quite a hard time to the Nepal Police to clear the “mystery” surrounding the death. Rongen had been staying in Nepal for three years. While his eldest son is in America, his elder brother is in India.

“We had a hard time yesterday as the family of Rongen claimed that he died of beating. There was blood on the spot to support the claim,” DSP at the Metropolitan Police Office, Maharajgunj, Shushil Bhandari, said.

The police heaved a sigh of relief as a post-mortem report from the TU teaching hospital finally declared “heart attack” as the cause of Rongen’s death.

“The murder of a foreigner in Nepal is, of course, a big headache for the Nepal Police. Thank god, he died of diseases,” Bhandari asserted. “Due to diseases, Rongen had given up his export-import business a few years ago,” Bhandari said.

After divorcing his German wife, Rongen, who was born in Tibet, had married a Nepali girl about 13 years ago. She is half the age of Rongen and has two daughters and a son from him. Rongen’s family said he entered Germany as a Tibetan refugee and acquired the German citizenship.

Rongen passed his youth in Germany and later came to India besides wandering the world over.

Rongen, who underwent bypass surgery twice, had been suffering from sugar and high blood pressure. But, he never quit drinking. And this habit took his life, according to the post-mortem report.